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ERIC Number: EJ921646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Comprehension "Oldies but Goodies" in the Digital Age
Alderton, Elizabeth
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v47 n1 p30-32 Fall 2010
Today's readers and writers need to be proficient with technology tools, to interact within a global community, to successfully work with multiple streams of simultaneous information, and to critically create and use multimedia texts (National Council of Teachers of English ([NCTE] 2008). To help students develop these new literacies of information and communication technology (ICT), the International Reading Association ([IRA] 2009) urges teachers to integrate these literacies into the curriculum. Classroom teachers can explore strategies that are practical and realistic, using the latest research on successful interaction with Internet text as a guide to best practices. In the classroom, applying research on Internet comprehension, media literacy, and classroom-based best practices--especially in comprehension--will strengthen students' new literacy skills. Applying some reading strategies that may be considered "oldies but goodies" also may support Internet comprehension at a high-functioning level. In this article, the author focuses on the reading techniques of skimming and scanning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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